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Prescription opioids.
Death & Dying

Opioid Overdose Death Rate Soars in the U.S.

The risk of accidental death from an opioid overdose has surpassed the risk of dying in a car crash for the first time, according the National Safely Council.

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Cardio

There’s No Better Time Than Now for Older Adults to Hit the Gym

You don’t have to have decades of workouts under your belt to reap the muscle-building benefits, finds a new study.

Woman getting healthy food from the fridge.
Symptoms

Eat Well to Ease Mental Health Symptoms

Researchers found evidence that weight loss and better nutrition can positively affect mental health and ease symptoms of depression and anxiety.

Woman who is feeling dizzy.
Nutrition

Dizzy When You Stand Up? Too Much Sodium or Too Little?

A study conducted in Boston suggests increasing salt intake, the standard intervention to prevent dizziness upon standing, may instead raise the risk.

Woman shopping for produce.

Don't Panic Over Pesticides in Produce: Here's What's OK to Eat

The latest edition of the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) Shopper’s Guide includes a “clean 15” list of fruits and veggies, as well as a “dirty dozen” list.

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Treatment

The New (Free! All-Natural!) Way to Relieve Stress

Feeling stressed? Just 20 minutes in nature may be just what the doctor ordered, according to a new study.

Angry senior man on the phone.
Risk Factors

How a Hot Temper Can Damage Your Health

As you get older, excessive anger could up your risk of chronic illness, a new study finds.

Woman meditating in her bedroom.
Meditation

How to Reap the Benefits of Meditation

A new study found that not all those who meditate enjoy it. Here’s how to get the most out of this mindfulness technique, plus five free apps that make it easy.

Dark chocolate.
Nutrition

Dark Chocolate for Depression? Science Says Yes

Good news for the chocoholics out there: New research finds that this yummy food may help those with depression symptoms.

Man using smartphone playing digital game.
Self Care

A Super Fun Way to Blow Off Steam After Work

Tough day at the job? Stress relief may be a digital game download away, says new study.